Official: AC Milan vs. Sassuolo starting XIs – multiple changes as Maignan returns

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan head coach Stefano Pioli has made six changes to his starting line-up for today’s game against Sassuolo compared to the team that beat Atletico Madrid in midweek.

Mike Maignan is back as the starting goalkeeper having cut short his recovery time by a few weeks, while Alessandro Florenzi gets the nod at right-back over Pierre Kalulu, with Simon Kjaer and Alessio Romagnoli at centre-back and Theo Hernandez on the left side of defence.

Ismael Bennacer and Tiemoue Bakayoko are the double pivot which is a double change from Tonali-Kessie on Wednesday, while Alexis Saelemaekers, Brahim Diaz and Rafael Leao are the trident behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who is starting given Olivier Giroud and Ante Rebic are both injured.

Official Milan XI (4-2-3-1): Maignan; Florenzi, Kjaer, Romagnoli, Hernandez; Bakayoko, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, Diaz, Leao; Ibrahimovic.

Bench: Mirante, Tătăruşanu; Ballo-Touré, Conti, Gabbia, Kalulu; Kessie, Krunić, Messias, Tonali; Maldini, Pellegri.

Official Sassuolo XI (4-2-3-1): Consigli; Müldür, Ayhan, Ferrari, Kyriakopoulos; Matheus, Frattesi; Berardi, Maxime Lopez, Raspadori; Scamacca.

Bench: Pegolo, Satalino; Chiricheș, Peluso, Rogério, Toljan; Harroui, Magnanelli, Traorè; Defrel.

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1 Comment

  1. How many goals should Berardi score against us, before you see he is a player we need???
    Is there anyone in our club, who sees it?
    are you all blind?!
    you are renewing conract of a player that didnt do anything good for Milan since he came to our club.
    i am talking about alexis saelemakers!!
    Biggest mistake by our club!!

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